Building Security And Terrorists

Building plans -- including 3-D models and structural evaluations -- are available on the Internet. What are the security implications?
September 14, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Freely available on the Web, for example, are 3-D models of the exterior and limited portions of the interior of the Citigroup headquarters building in Manhattan--one of the sites specifically named in the latest terror advisory issued by the DHS. Likewise, details of the Citigroup building's history of structural design weaknesses, including its susceptibility to toppling over in high winds, the construction of its central support column and the fire rating of the materials used in the building, are readily available on the Web... [I]nformation like that posted on the exchange's Web site can be a gold mine for terrorists, security experts say."

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Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in Linux World - Australia
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